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Continuing Education

Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT October 19, 2019 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

This workshop will arm participants with a better understanding of the complex personal, social, political and medical challenges that affect the lives of transgender people. Discussion will be relevant to those across the age spectrum, and include a retrospective examination of how generational attitudes toward gender diversity have impacted policies, civil and human rights, and access to healthcare.

Attendees will gain increased perspective on the complex historical and cultural attitudes and politics that have impacted the lives of transgender people, including detailed data on evolving psycho-medical approaches to care in the 20th and 21st century. 

This knowledge will enhance and improve the implementation of personal and professional advocacy efforts in the areas of social justice, service delivery and family support. The training will be relevant to people of all ages and professional levels.

Following the training, participants will be equipped to:

  • Engage more effectively with transgender people of all ages through greater understanding of the historical, institutional and societal challenges they encounter in their respective professional settings
  • Interpret detailed data on psycho-medical approaches to care in order to provide more supportive services to transgender students and clients
  • Facilitate more effective service delivery and expanded outreach to populations and communities in need 

This workshop may meet the OBLPCT Cultural Competence Continuing Education requirement. Click here for more information

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presenter: Jenn Burleton, Program Director, TransActive Gender Project

Cost: $100 by 9/26, $125 after. Includes 6 CEUs, PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Alumni and Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors save 20%. Students: $25  

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

*** This course is currently full ***

About the Presenter

Jenn Burleton is considered an authority and nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. Prior to her position as Program Director of the TransActive Gender Project at Lewis & Clark College, Jenn was a founder of TransActive Gender Center, where she served as executive director for 12 years. In the past she has served in one capacity or another with the following organizations: Oregon Health & Science University (Transgender Health Program Advisor), Multnomah County Dept. of Human Services (LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup), Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC), Basic Rights Oregon Transgender Rights Working Group. Jenn Burleton has guided development of teaching tools that have defined and expanded understanding of how gender identity develops, is experienced and expressed. Her work has been referenced in Andrew Solomon’s best-selling book, “Far From The Tree” and Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper’s groundbreaking book, “The Transgender Child”. She has co-authored peer-reviewed transgender research and contributed to the American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.”


  • This project is supported by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate. The content is solely the responsibility of the grantee and does not necessarily represent the official views of the City of Portland.



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